22 September, 2018

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The Avurudu Sale Of Sri Lanka: Who Will Stop It?

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

A country usually rolls out the red carpet for a visiting foreign dignitary but can a country turn into a carpet? Well, ours just did. We live in a time and a country in which a visiting celebrity from India can think nothing of openly criticizing and cautioning us against our old friend China while speaking at the launch of a biography of Sri Lankan Prime Minister, with the said PM and the President in the audience.

“Congress MP and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday flagged India’s concerns over China’s presence in Sri Lanka, pointing to “military intervention in the guise of trade” even in the earlier avatar of China’s Silk Road initiative. He was speaking at the launch of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s political biography, authored by Dinesh Weerakody.

Referring to Chinese admiral Zheng He’s explorations in the 15th century, Mr. Tharoor said they were not just initiatives to promote trade, but also “direct military intervention under the pretext of ushering in a harmonious world order under China’s emperor”.

Some in India wondered whether China’s interest in the Indian Ocean Region undermines India’s own historical links and cultural networks built over generations and centuries, said the former Minister of State for External Affairs echoing South Block’s apparent preoccupation with Beijing’s growing presence in the region.” 

Now this is suffused with unintended irony. The ancient chronicles of the largest community on this island one of the oldest nations in the world, are marked by references to military interventions from and occupations by India with the scantest reference to aggression from China. Determined doubtless by geopolitics, recent Sri Lankan memory also contains an episode of sponsorship of cross-border separatist terrorism capped by coercive intervention, while the only memories of China are those of consistent, unambiguous support in our thirty years war against separatist terrorism.

Shashi Tharoor’s gratuitous references to China while in a third country addressing an audience which contained the leaders of that country on the occasion of the launch of a biography of its PM, is a perfect example of the problems that India’s neighbors have with her overbearing arrogance and presumption. The speech was also on the eve of a visit by a top Chinese personality and in the midst of the Govt of Sri Lanka’s negotiations on Hambantota with China.

No such thing ever happened before in my lifetime and never could have, and I cannot think of any other country in which it could. By contrast, no leading Chinese personality has made any such speech criticizing India or any other country by name and cautioning Sri Lanka against it–and on so formal an occasion. That’s who we are and where we are at today under Ranil-Mangala-CBK Chinthana: less than a whore who has to take crap from every passing customer.

None of this means that Hambantota is a good deal, but whose fault is that? China’s? Mahinda Rajapaksa’s? Hardly. The Chinese ambassador told a few of us at the Pakistani National Day reception that he had placed on public record that China does not need more than 51% of the Hambantota project. When questioned by us as to why then the stated the percentage of control has risen, he disclosed that it was certain ranking elements in the Government of Sri Lanka who had urged China to take a higher share! I promptly checked with two Ministers, one UNP the other SLFP, at the reception and found that the information was correct and furthermore, that there was a better option to earn revenue (renting the land at US $ 50,000 per hectare per month) that had been presented to the cabinet subcommittee, but had been ignored in favor of asking China to take a higher percentage of ownership.

Is all this OK by you? Because it isn’t by me. Trust the French to put their conceptual finger on it. It is they who put a focus on the phenomenon of “mentality” in politics, by which they meant collective mentalities or what we have translated as “mindsets”. That too is an extension of what the Ancient Greeks called the “psyche”.

Our attitudes determine where we stand in politics. Those attitudes stem from our mentalities. The simplest way in which I can sum it up is to resort to one of my father’s wisecracks, which may or may not have been original. He used to say “you’d like the guy, if that’s the kind of guy you like”. One could substitute girl, book, movie, whatever noun.

Let’s start with the UNP. Two Sundays back on March 30th, 200 corporate executives paid for a one day Economic Forum organized by Sri Lanka Inc. at the Galle Face Hotel. Minister Kabir Hashim was the chief guest. At one point in the proceedings a chairperson of a session asked for a show of hands of those who thought that Sri Lanka was “on the right track”. Not a single hand went up! The slightly bemused and slightly flustered chairperson asked again, trying to coax the young corporate audience, which included the not-so-young owners of two top business empires, into a show of hands. Once again not a single hand was raised.

If that’s the confidence and support a corporate audience displays towards the UNP’s economic performance almost halfway into the government’s first term, having listened to a rousing economic policy declaration from the intelligent, personable Minister Kabir Hashim, then I could imagine what the citizenry at large feels.

The UNP leader and PM’s agenda was laid out in his interview with veteran journalist and author Padma Rao of WION:

“…We are working on [an agreement] that will also lay the basis for a closer relationship between Sri Lanka and the economies of the five southern Indian states… The Chinese have indicated interest in taking some of the land themselves. But just outside that area, there is another very good block of land – closer to Galle than Hambantota. It is fully developed. We want to work on that together with the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation. Then, there’s more land in our north-western province. We are talking to Surbana Jarong on building an industrial estate there. Even Thais have come and looked at it… We are developing Trincomalee port and we’d like India to participate and take a project or two there. We would also like Japan to do so. Even India is discussing an industrial estate in Sri Lanka… So, we can engage whomsoever we want, to plan Trincomalee and we happen to have engaged one that is also planning out in Andhra Pradesh.  As far as the Indian Free Trade Zone is concerned, yes. We have said we welcome India. And once India’s areas are allocated and they are ready, we would like to have a free trade zone…Indian Oil Corporation is currently looking at the feasibility of a refinery to be run jointly with the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC)…”  (https://www.wionews.com/south-asia/wion-global-leadership-series-ties-with-china-not-at-indias-expense-says-sri-lanka-pm-ranil-wickremesinghe-14074)

The PM seriously wishes to tie up this country with five Southern Indian states including a hostile Tamil Nadu which has been in solidarity with the separate state project for decades. He wishes sell off chunks of this small island to all comers, and throw in a crucial strategic area to India, our massive neighbor which houses Tamil Nadu and given history and geography is a potential threat to us.

Thus, the PM plans not only to Indianize and Tamil Nadu-ize Sri Lanka’s economy, but also to sell off or give on long lease, swathes of a small island thereby effectively shrinking Sri Lanka as a sovereign state. The PM’s polices are a geopolitical and existential threat to the nation. Despite this, President Sirisena and ex-president CBK want their audiences – and us in general– to regard Mahinda Rajapaksa and his “splittist” loyalists as the main enemy, while one of ex-President Rajapaksa’s brothers want us to regard President Sirisena and his SLFP faction as the main threat and target! 

There are other, far more powerful factors determining the course of events. The first is the global economic crisis which Prof Howard Nicholas explained to the audience at the Economic Forum, will be deeper than that of 2008 and will definitely impact on Sri Lanka. I endorsed his perspective, citing ‘The Fourth Turning’, by Howe and Strauss, the book that has had the greatest influence on Steve Bannon the chief strategist and ideologue of President Trump who is known even among his bitter opponents as “one of the best read personalities in Washington DC”. ‘The Fourth Turning’ says we are in a deep crisis which commenced in 2008, will climax in 2020, may involve revolution and total war, and will culminate in a new model and a new civic ethic of coherence and community by 2023-2025.

The second factor is the global zeitgeist of populist nationalism of Right and Left which is undermining the liberal world order. Prof Nicholas pointed to a “national capitalism” as the only model to strive for in the face of this crisis; asserting that a national capitalism is what has succeeded in East Asia and particularly in China and Vietnam (where he teaches). He concluded by asking “where are the nationalists? Where is the nationalism among the academics and entrepreneurs?”

The truth is that the opposition space is divided between those who regard Ranil as the main enemy, and those who regard Sirisena as the main enemy. Further shades of opinion are those who regard Ranil AND Sirisena as indistinguishable or two sides of the same coin and therefore as the joint “main enemy”, and those who refuse to buy into this. A variation is those who regard the UNP (not simply the Ranil clique) as the main enemy and those who regard the official SLFP as the main enemy.

Within the broad Opposition space, who regards Ranil rather than Sirisena as the main enemy? The JVP is divided, the FSP is silent on such political issues. The key political personality in the Opposition, Mahinda Rajapaksa is agnostic and a pragmatic balancer. That leaves the JO –and one significant “outlier”. In the main, the JO, as distinct from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), is anti-Ranil rather than anti-MS. But so also is the Gotabhaya camp and GR himself. In typically Sri Lankan fashion though, these two tendencies, the JO and GR are not excessively fond of or close to each other. But the country’s dynamics and the reality of the presidential election and candidacy of 2019 may effect a convergence, not least because GR is perhaps the only personality who could draw both wings of the SLFP together while breaking into the UNP vote base and enthusing the middle class swing vote.

The JO may prefer Chamal Rajapaksa to play that role and he would be a credible choice at any other time, but the deepening national crisis and the reaction to Ranil’s policies and profile would inevitably lead to an irresistible public opinion push for a stronger, more decisive figure in the heroic mold.

The main contradiction which will drive events in Sri Lanka is not between the voters and Mahinda Rajapaksa or Maithripala Sirisena but precisely between the “people-nation” (as Antonio Gramsci put it) and the warped, outdated, decadent, globally besieged economic model sought to be implemented by Prime Minister Wickremesinghe. The winner will be the project and personality that (a) stand at the interface of the global economic crisis and the rise of populist nationalism, (b) stand against the neoliberal elitist establishment and (c) stand for a strong patriotic state plus East Asian model ‘national capitalism’.

If the government continues to go the way of Russia in the disastrous pro-Western liberal 1990s, with President Sirisena paying Mikhail Gorbachev and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe playing Boris Yeltsin, then the beneficiary of the inevitable swing will be not so much a Donald Trump as a Vladimir Putin.

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    Dayan,

    How ironic you would recognize “A country usually rolls out the red carpet for a visiting foreign dignitary but can a country turn into a carpet?”

    How about your own one-man show of door-mat servile philosophy, where you were ever-ready to “lie-down and roll-over” whenever MR/Gota called on your personal services to block international intervention on war-crime investigations?

    Remember how MR demeaned you at the Al Jazeera interview pointing out your readiness for “every-day sale” (never-mind the avrudhu one) of all your education, conscience, values, and what-have-you just so as to taste some wine & cheese in Paris?

    Trying hard again – aren’t you? Oh poor thing!

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      Dayan,

      “But the country’s dynamics and the reality of the presidential election and candidacy of 2019 may effect a convergence, not least because GR is perhaps the only personality who could draw both wings of the SLFP together while breaking into the UNP vote base and enthusing the middle class swing vote.”

      Man, what you are doing at 60, I used to do in my pre-teens. For Christmas, I wanted a model-aeroplane that one could actually fly. When my parents thought I wasn’t old enough I would suppress my disappointment and wait for the next X’mas. By the time they thought I was old enough, I didn’t want it anymore; my older cousin got one and I was flying that. I can just see the expectations within you! You have even brought the election forward to 2019 from 2020. Ha Ha ha ……. Man, grow up; time for your mental-age to catch up with the physical.

      There is one thing I agree with you; the danger posed by India due to our geographical location. But not how you propose to tackle it. When India flexed its muscles the last time, all the great heroic Sinhalese leaders were looking for Indian feet to fall down at.

      I say it again, the greatest hero/patriot who saved Sri Lanka is not Mahinda, Fonseka, Gota, Guneratne …… or any other made-to-measure heroes for Sinhalese consumption/palate but good old Velupillai Prabakaran, by fighting the IPKF/India. If not for Prabakaran, SL today would be a de facto partitioned-state and the Tamils would be enjoying some form of self-governance/autonomy. He didn’t set out to be a hero or wouldn’t have even known it, but unbeknownst to most that’s how history played out.

      None of you pompous jackasses who pontificate with words will ever have the courage to see history “as is.” It’s still, always looked at through the Sinhala/Tamil racial-prisms. Isn’t it any wonder, after 2500 years of glorious civilization, we are still medieval? I suppose the good old 2500-year-civilization got white-vaned into oblivion eh? Now the white-van driver is put forward by the brain-dead Lankan English-wordsmiths as the next messiah.

      Only in the sunny isle of paradise!

      Man, if you have no gainful employment go find a real job. You don’t have to ruin the whole country and sell it down the river for you to get a position. Haven’t you miserable pompous AHs ruined the country enough?

      You and most of your buddies don’t care too hoots for the country; all you want is positions and perks. Because of the imbecilic crap you guys dish-out daily, many of us who don’t want to suck-up to anybody can’t live in our own country.

      Smart-patriot my foot.

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        Nimal fernando

        Beautifully written the facts.
        Well said.

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      “None of this means that Hambantota is a good deal, but whose fault is that? China’s? Mahinda Rajapaksa’s? Hardly. The Chinese ambassador told a few of us at the Pakistani National Day reception that he had placed on public record that China does not need more than 51% of the Hambantota project. When questioned by us as to why then the stated the percentage of control has risen, he disclosed that it was certain ranking elements in the Government of Sri Lanka who had urged China to take a higher share! I promptly checked with two Ministers, one UNP the other SLFP, at the reception and found that the information was correct and furthermore, that there was a better option to earn revenue (renting the land at US $ 50,000 per hectare per month) that had been presented to the cabinet subcommittee, but had been ignored in favor of asking China to take a higher percentage of ownership.”

      DEAR SPIN DOC,

      you may twist anything and everything in favour your rotten head.
      Facts as they are, Hambantota deal was handled by previous Regime, and it had already been given to them.
      New govt has still been dealing with them, and it is under discussion even today. So why you still want to defend the abusers this way ? Is that just becasause your mutated head would not allow you to add any good about the current men ?

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    Indians are beginning to react to the subtle anti-Indianism of high SL officials. Tharoor follows the direct complaints earlier of Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. The reticent Ajit Doval has begun to speak with gloves out. Dayan J reads the mood but his pro-Chinese anti-Indian stance brings him few friends in Chennai and New Delhi. Has the China-India battle for Sri Lanka already begun – to start with on low-burner?.
    I fear unless better sense and diplomacy is set in motion soon Colombo and Sri Lanka may suffer the fate of Iraq and Syria

    Dravidian

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    All this hatred towards Tamil Nadu, when most of the present day Sinhalese including your Salagmma ancestors migrated from Tamil Nadu. Everything about the Sinhalese is a reflection of Tamil Nadu and the South Indian culture. This includes their so called April Sinhalese New Year , that they have borrowed from the Tamils. Oldest nation! The so called oldest nation only became a definite language and people from the 8-9Th century onwards. None of the ancient kings in the island, including Dutugemmunu every called them selves Sinhalese or Aryans as they weren’t. They were Tamil speaking Hindu or Buddhist Naga or from Tamil dynasties from South India. The word Pandu means Pandian.
    Do not try to re write history. This is what the Sinhalese have been doing since independence. Re writing history and telling the world that they are truly indigenous and the much older Tamil are outsiders. When the so called indigenous are largely descended from indigenous Tamils and other tribes and from Indian immigrants again largely Tamils, just like Dyan’s Salagamma ancestors who were imported by the Dutch from Tamil Nadu to work in the huge southern Cinnamon estates. Now many of them beating the anti Tamil drum, conveniently forgetting a few generations ago, their ancestors were Tamil Hindus

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      The ancestors of the Salagama clan were brought down by King Viyayabahu the 5th in the thirteenth century. Anyone could verify this from the flag at the Colombo Museum.

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    Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

    RE: The Avurudu Sale Of Sri Lanka: Who Will Stop It?

    “A country usually rolls out the red carpet for a visiting foreign dignitary but can a country turn into a carpet?”

    To begin with this is Land of Native Veddah Aethho, stolen by the Paras.

    Didn’t Mahinda Rajapaksa sell pieces of it, by taking loans to be covered by sales.

    So, you lament that Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cronies could not be the salesmen and take the hefty commissions.

    Well, well, this is called self-interest. The Indians and The MaRa cronies are not much different when it comes to self-interest.

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    Yes! Why did you allow the Rajapaksas to sell our country!? Why were you silent then!?
    When are you going to ask that we stop the 99 year lease!? Don’t pass the problems the Rajapaksas brought into our country onto the future generations…

    Make them all under 30 year lease agreement…

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    This man ‘s Paranoia is at its highest level who keeps putting oil in the cinders.
    What’s he doing??
    Do we need a war with India??
    The man with the so called Ninja doctorate has lost his Marbles completely and utterly.
    Disgrace for the mankind.

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      This so called failed politician turned journalist now trying to MANIPULATE THE CT READERS AND THE WIDE
      COMMUNITY WITH HIS TWISTED IDEOLOGIES.
      He’s so eager to start a WAR WITH THE GIANT INDIA WITH THE SUPPORT OF the CHEAP CHEAP LOW QUALITY
      Wealthy CHINGO ,

      Products imported from Chingo all sorts of cheap cheap low class food products, and other items which are sold all over the world including in My SLanka .
      Some of those products are unsuitable for human consumption, but the likes of this writer DJ he can shop easily from the western world during his overseas jaunts.
      He may have forgotten about his paymasters returning to power , the latest had to be the War Mongering against Mighty India.

      Poor man need to keep sharpening his fading grey cells before being succumbed to Dementia.

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    I think Dayan Jayathilake could have written a better analysis of the tharoor’s big mouth. It should have been pre-meditated and had pre-arranged by the Indian embassy to be delivered exactly in front of Ranil.

    I think Mahinda Rajapakse foreign policy failed and made the foreign/external affairs ministry a highly corrupt place. all the stories coming from their implies what kind of corruptions those fellows had. On the other hand, Ranil’s idea of closer relations with south indian states looks good.

    Anyway, it looks for the time being, GR-Rajapakse dynasty-Jackal Opposition and SLFP-MS faction is one party which will fight Ranil’s UNP – Sarath fonseka and Champika Ranawaka which will be the other opposing faction.

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    DJ: Corruption is bi-Partisan – UNP-SLFP joint operation and hitting the roof. The Americans would say “the shit is hitting the fan”!

    Mahinda Jarapassa and family of looters raised the bar on corruption in Miracle of Modayas and Ranil and Sira Jarapalanaya has raised it even further.

    DJ your heros and their heros are all the same and playing the same game. JVP has lost the plot and rather than protesting the bond scam is sabotaging the education of university students today.
    Miracle of Modayas indeed!

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    Nothing explains Ranil-Mangala-CBK Chinthana other than this part from a song sung by Nanda Malini:

    beraganna puluwannam rajadaruwan hata otunna
    suudanam mahatuni un parei ekka nidiwadinna

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    DJ don’t you think you should help to relief the suffering of srilankan people dying everyday with unbearable pain and hopelessness. Where is your voice to bring an end to these ordinary people’s plea for help. Isn’t it sad you have completely loss the direction since RW came to power. Give your voice to stop this tragedy unfolding in front of your eyes. Do you have to destroy your soul and promote a dictatorship for srilankan people! One step forward and two step backward not necessary.

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    1000’s of years ago, we were all Dravidians. We owned South Asia.
    Singhalese kings and queens came from India.
    Buddhism and our languages came from India.
    It is better to sell to India than to foreign China?

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    Ranil only wants to sell for money. DJ’s patron, MR and his brothers, both robbed the people and sold parts of the country to the Chinese. Chinese penetration began under MR. So, selling is an established factor now that begging has ceased to be. DJ did not protest when MR robbed and sold, possibly some crumbs came down. There was not only robbery but plain murder as well. DJ has said nothing. Simply waiting and watching while enjoying crumbs thrown down by MR amounts to complicity in all those acts of tyranny, of white vans and the slaughter of the innocent civilians.

    True Indians have been coming to Sri Lanka for a long time and meddling here. There was the improbable lion that came to bugger Kuveni. There were Sinhala kings who interfered militarily in Pandyan kingdoms. There is the Ramayana and the complicity with the foreigner by Vibushana, still worshipped by some Sinhalese. There is the finest intervention of them all, the sublime conquest achieved by Asoka through Mahinda and Sanghamitta. If the old rag shit, Mahavamsa is to be believed, Buddha himself flew down from India to bless the island and take it over. The relationship is natural due to proximity and no one can stop this historical link. The Tamils will always keep it alive. They are too close to Tamilnadu, its culture and religion.

    The psycho should stop raving about psyche and other delusions of his contorted mind.

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    How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.”

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    Dr.D.J
    Trump says Assad has used chemical weapons. Putin says Assad bombed a chemical weapons depot of rebels. Whom should we believe?

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      Sarath,

      This may not be too difficult to determine, especially if the deadly gas is confirmed to be Sarin. Then,even if Putin is right, Assad needs to answer way he was keeping Sarin in the weapons depot?

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      sarath de alwis

      sorry to barge in.

      As a senior journalist you can weigh what you hear, and accept what is most probable.

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    Dayan J: “The Avurudu Sale Of Sri Lanka: Who Will Stop It?”
    It was the creation of such fake fears which trapped us in the quick-sand. Following independence the fake-fear that Tamils will join hands with India and invade. DJ is recycling the same fake-fear in a different form.

    DL again: “…….. The ancient chronicles of the largest community on this island one of the oldest nations in the world, are marked by references to military interventions from and occupations by India……”
    During the Mahawamsa era, India did not exist but consisted of several kingdoms often at war with each other. SL did not exist but consisted of a Tamil kingdom and several Sinhalese kingdoms.

    DL quote: “Congress MP and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday flagged India’s concerns over China’s presence in Sri Lanka …… “
    Shashi is a devoted friend of MR. He was MR’s guest during his last marriage and honeymoon. He will be MR’s guest after his next marriage.

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    Dayan
    you are not even a carpet but a door mat …for Rajapakse’s to wipe their feet before they walk on the proverbial Sri Lanka carpet to greet whoever

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    DJ,

    Putin, Trump,…. Russia, USA, ….BLA,BLA,BLA,….

    Have you heard the name Buddha and Buddhist philosophy?

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    Dr DJ,

    “that there was a better option to earn revenue (renting the land at US $ 50,000 per hectare per month) that had been presented to the cabinet subcommittee, but had been ignored in favor of asking China to take a higher percentage of ownership.”

    Renting might provide a promise of higher revenue but during a long time. The Government needs money now.

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    You need to admit, not with the coloured lenses that CBK & MR were fully responsible for ruining the economy over the past 20 years..CBK who vanished at the end of the term but MR built a cult as Prabhakaran did… both either killed, tortured, imprisoned those who did not agree, criticized or challenged them ..Mahaththaya for VP and SF for MR..

    look at 42nd CJ..she was shamed and chased for not agreeing with the 18th amendment…used Mohan Peiris the licker..

    like VP for North & East MR wanted to be uncrowned king of the Country and with that in mind he got 18th amendment and Chinese involved in costly projects..intimidated Media shamelessly and vainly to project his image as the man behind the war victories..

    LIKE VP ON 19th May 2009 ..MR ENDED UP AS A …king on 8th January 2015 ( for numerology fans just add the numbers..both ended up as …ings on 8. coincidence ?)

    Economy is not performing as expected at present and in the absence of FDI the UNP is looking at Equity swap….these were the sins of MR ..at least now there is transparency in what is happening..

    However whatever the shortcomings at present the Country is enjoying
    *PEACE ( people earned it by sacrificing lives )
    *Freedom of Speech, write, demonstrate even use filth on anything & everything.( observe what the woman supporter of Wimal lashed out in raw filth in public at Ranil ..would this have been possible during MR )
    *Freedom of movement

    It is not easy to repair within 2 years the damage done to this Country by CBK and MR & his Family over 20 years. But People will wait for sure..

    You know the theory of relativity; The time of an object hitting the ground is related to the distance it had traveled..( it is in very crude form)..

    Both VP & MR are dead and beyond resuscitation..it is a matter of time that they get blown away….therefore do not try to live the dead.

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    After an Independence of 1947 Indian Republic that decolonization struggle for Freedom was In completed, Unfinished and unending by since then and now 2017 ?
    Seventy years had been passed in Republic of India the poverty remain core issues of political-economic system the “Democracy” of India?

    While People’s Republic of China has given priority get rid out their people’s of poverty of last 69 years of the governances of political -economic-social system of governess by CPC of China.

    The two ruling parties of Indian Congress and BJP that that Big Bourgeoisies-Capitalist political parties has NOT yet that address core issues of Poverty of People’s Indian?
    The Inequality and Disparity of social gap has been widen last 70 years of have and have-nots in society between Big-rich and Poor Millions of Indian that comes to main contradictions the society of India.

    If we have seen an enlarge to poverty level of Indian nation and People and come to the dream of an Idea to Indian remain unaddressed by of so far many complex issues of diversity of that arise of linguistic, religion, ethnic, cultures etc, which remain unresolved by since then and now by governing ruling parties.

    That is the India’s version of “secular democracy” of the role is absolutely central issues has Not been which realization of dream of People of Indian even in today’s conditions; is that after the 70 year of ruling governances of BJP and Indian Congress of misrule of political strategy by politics of votes base low level system of Governess.

    The political landscape is very pathetic conditions in whole country and that is a tragedy of Indian largest democracy in the World .
    The Indian democracy is challenge to the survival Globe democracy and undermined surrounding countries by intervention of other democracies of SAARC nations by BJB ruling interventions as well.

    All path and mode of Indian’s Capitalist of development is unsustainability, its working towards path of creating uncertainties of future People’s of Indian.

    The path and mode of Development and Democracy of Dream of Indians has to compelled to be shifted into New Venture of sustainability of capitalism.

    That is complex political task must be that undertaken by the People of India.

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    To use the language of Mario Puzo, DJ readily plays mouth-piece of both Brothers Rajapakse MR and GR as well Spokesman for the Chinese. DJ leaves little room for space to iron out matters with the Indian side.
    He perhaps has been cleared to speak for the Brothers Rajapakse (read that as the Sinhala Buddhist extreme – the politicised Buddhist priests, sections of the armed forces et al) India will not fail to take the message. It is possible Shashi Tharoor, said to be close to MR at some point, is one of the initial point men New Delhi uses to remind the Rajapakses, if there is a change of scene here, India will not watch the emerging scenario idly. That is clear from the somewhat lax undiplomatic language in his speech from this once senior UN Deputy Secretary. There will be many more hints from India in the coming months of their uneasiness in an area where they feel insecure.

    The crucial visit of Chairman of the Chinese People’s Consultative Conference Yu Zhengsheng last week leading a large 80-man delegation
    on an exclusive visit to Colombo may well be indications that light sparring has begun between the two regional mega powers in their inevitable forthcoming battle to win Sri Lanka to their own sphere of influence. Mahinda Rajapakse may have been clever by half trying to play China and India for his own personal benefit when he was President. The country and the entire Lankan nation may have to pay a heavy price, and a very long time, by these questionable adventures.

    As the old Chinese saying goes we are into interesting times.

    R.Varathan

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